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Crittenden County Man Dies in Mill Accident

NOVEMBER 22, 2006 - Posted at 11:44 a.m. CST


CRAWFORDSVILLE, AR - A Crawfordsville man has died after an accident at the Gulf Rice Arkansas mill in the rural Crittenden County town.  Kevin Lee Kirby, 27, was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis where he was pronounced dead.

Co-workers said Kirby was injured when he was pinned between two railroad cars Sunday.  A family member said he had worked at the mill off and on for ten years.  Gary Follis, a supervisor for the mill's shipping department, said Kirby was an excellent employee.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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